passibility

pas·si·ble

 (păs′ə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of feeling or suffering; sensitive: a passible type of personality.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin passibilis, from Latin passus, past participle of patī, to suffer; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

pas′si·bil′i·ty n.
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8) Gregory Thaumaturgus, "To Theopompus, on the Impassibility and Passibility of God," in The Fathers of the Church, vol.
This raises intense debate about the passibility of God that falls outside the scope of this article.
Thinking through feeling; God, emotion and passibility.
On the other hand, those who defend God's passibility by arguing that God is inherently temporal risk implying that sin, suffering, and evil are constitutive of God (283-96).
For Calvin and others, God's changing emotions depicted in the Bible are "rhetorical event[s]"; this explanation reconciles "scriptural representation with doctrinal imperative" and "consign Is] passibility to the realm of trope" (140).
In so doing it posited no questions about the suffering and passibility of God.
only on the power of the agent, but also on the passibility of the
Timothy Reiss uses the idea of passibility (from patior, to endure) to sum up this idea of being acted upon.
The presence of polar functional groups on the polyesters and polyamides offers the passibility of both strong specific interactions and chemical reactions between the dissimilar polymers.
Against Aquinas, Ward argues that real relations entail reciprocity and that the creation of a world of finite persons entails an element of passibility in God not only of knowledge but of interaction too.
notes that biblical talk about God offers conflicting affirmations concerning God's passibility and impassibility; however, he concludes that "whatever one wants to make of the passibilist passages in the Old Testament, this strand of testimony makes up only one facet (and a nondominant one at that) of a more general Jewish understanding of God that tends to privilege God's majesty, glory, transcendence, holiness, and otherness" (34).
Throughout the history of theology, anthropomorphism and anthropopathy have been closely tied, and theologians have been aware that to entertain passibility seriously is to grant latitude to the idea of a corporeal God that carries far more radical and serious implications.